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How do you decide which build?

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  1. IntellectSucks

    IntellectSucks IncGamers Member

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    How do you decide which build?

    When making a char, how do you decide how you want to build it? Do you follow a guide? Do you ask questions? Do you build it as you go? Do you outline your char yourself before starting?

    Though I have used build guides and FAQs to help me with the some general build strategies and gameplay tips, I mostly just started whatever character appealed to me at the time and played it as I went. Results: a pretty good summonancer, a lightning/blizzard hybrid, a spearazon all pretty good builds. A wolf/summoning hybrid druid, a martial arts assassin with tiger strike and phoenix strike as primary attacks and a combo bowazon(freezing arrow)/javazon(jab); all builds that hit the dreaded wall in Hell difficulty beyond which no crappy build may pass. I NEVER get rushed and mostly walk my way through the game (skip some parts if I can on Normal and Nightmare) and so I have a lot of time to really get used to the gameplay strategies of the new build. Though I've made a couple of embarrassingly bad chars (TIGER STRIKE?!? I REALLY THOUGHT THAT WAS A GOOD SKILL?!?!?), mostly all my chars have been able to make it to Matriarch/Patriarch with minimal outside help.
     
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    PhsycoTimmay IncGamers Member

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    Re: How do you decide which build?

    I base all of my characters off of guides. Mostly because despite having played this game since its creation, I don't bother myself with all the games small mechanics that some people can go into, with guides. Such as IAS calculations and block rates and what not, I just enjoy playing the game, but I do like my chars to be top notch.

    So yea..guides for me :)

    And yes..I have been drinking :O
     
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    Evrae Altana IncGamers Member

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    Re: How do you decide which build?

    I read a guide before building. Then I tweak it for my own needs. As for gear, I gather all, or at least most of it, before building my char; I don't like wasting stat points.
     
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    Re: How do you decide which build?

    Read, determine what I like or don't like, get all the gear, then create the character.
    Like Tri said, I don't like wasting stat or skill points.
     
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    Re: How do you decide which build?

    I have only started getting away from the guides and trying new builds but most of my charaters are based on guides.
     
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    Re: How do you decide which build?

    I've made so many characters it's pretty evident how best to do what I want to do. I mostly made the more odd characters, like FA zons.
     
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    Re: How do you decide which build?

    I make characters out of personal experience and what skills that interest me. I never follow guides :D. Leap Attack Barbarian FTW
     
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    Re: How do you decide which build?

    :grin::dizzy:

    My most successful characters have obviously been based on guides, but I use a combination of all four of the things that you listed. I'm also interested in trying a build that seems unlikely to work. Not something that clearly can't work (no skills!), just some skill combo that seems unlikely. Here's a hairbrained plan: a pure cleric pally that only does damage with the merc. All skills are geared towards buffing/healing the merc.


     
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    Re: How do you decide which build?

    I only build the ones that can compete. For instance, light sorcs and hammers can compete. It needs to be fast and able to clear all the areas without problems. Otherwise I get annoyed and press delete ).
     
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    Re: How do you decide which build?

    Right now, I choose builds based on whether I can easily play with 1 hand and half a brain. I do most of my playing at night while rocking my 3 month old son and trying to get him to stay asleep. Mostly I go for things I don't have to aim, Strafeazon's, CL/Blizz Sorc, Summonancer, etc. That and I don't like melee combat, too much chasing for my tastes. As far as guides go I use them, but I don't think I have ever followed one exactly as is.
     

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